The Elephant Fountain

Josep Maria Sert1913

Fundación Banco Santander

Fundación Banco Santander

This panel is part of the painted scheme that Sert created for the decoration of Kent House owned by Sir Saxton Noble in Knightsbridge, London. Like The Fountains Bridge, also in the Colección Santander, The Elephant Fountain was part of the decoration of one of the rooms in Kent House, although no description or photographs of the room or the works painted for it appear in José María Sert. His Life and Work by Alberto Castillo. The motif of elephants had already appeared in The Triumph of Apollo, also painted for Kent House (now in the Colección Santander), and in other panels in various different rooms in that house, including the Chimneypiece Room.

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  • Title: The Elephant Fountain
  • Date Created: 1913
  • Place Part Of: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: w790 x h2980 mm (Complete)
  • Painter: Josep Maria Sert
  • Exhibition: Madrid, Spain
  • Credit Line: Signed at the lower right corner “JMS-13”
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Fundación Banco Santander, www.fundacionbancosantander.com
  • External Link: Fundación Banco Santander
  • Medium: Black and silver grisaille on canvas panel

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